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Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)

The Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project is a growing collection of in-depth video interviews with people of all ages, exploring Yiddish cultural topics and issues of modern Jewish identity. The Project is particularly interested in how Yiddish language and culture inform Jewish identity, and how they, along with Jewish values and practices, are transmitted across generations. In the past four years, we’ve recorded over 450 interviews, stories told by people of all ages and backgrounds—bobes (grandmothers) and young activists, Yiddish language students and professors, musicians, and grandchildren of Yiddish writers, native speakers and non-Yiddish speakers. These interviews illustrate the ways in which Yiddish language and culture inform Jewish identity. Together, these stories and reflections provide a glimpse into the ways in which cultural heritage is transmitted, adapted, and reinterpreted by each generation. To learn more, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story

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David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century. Mazower, who didn’t grow up speaking Yiddish, still has...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, National Yiddish Book Center, books, Yiddish...
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Velvel Pasternak was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at his home in New York. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Velvel Pasternak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Cedarhurst, NY, August 15, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/VelvelPasternak15aug2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
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Avraham Fried, Lubavitcher Hasidic recording artist, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on May 16, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Avraham Fried Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, NY, May 16, 2014. Video recording, [Internet Archive URL] ([date accessed])
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David Werdyger, Hasidic khazn (cantor) and solo singer, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Brooklyn, New York on July 3, 2012. This interview is partially in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Werdyger Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, July 3, 2012. Video recording,...
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Fania Brantsovsky, former Jewish partisan during World War Two and librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 27, 2012 at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Fania Brantsovsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's...
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Adrienne Cooper, world-renowned Yiddish singer and educator, was interviewed on December 28, 2010 at KlezKamp, in the Catskills of New York. In her interview, Adrienne talks about coming from a long line of singers. Her mother was a Yiddish and Hebrew singer, and she says that Yiddish was in her ear from the time she was born. Adrienne grew up in Oakland, California. She describes her family as “not frum,” although they kept kosher at home, and observed Shabbat. They belonged first to an...
Topics: Family history and stories re. ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language (feelings...
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Gabriel Weinreich, professor emeritus of physics, Episcopal priest, and son of Yiddishist Max Weinreich, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 27, 2013 in Chelsea, MI. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Gabriel Weinreich Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chelsea, MI, March 27, 2013. Video...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
Juan Prawda recently retired from his position with the World Bank. Born and raised in Mexico, he grew up attending secular Jewish schools from pre-school through high school. Prawda remembers his daily schedule down to the hour, from Yiddish Literature to Hebrew classes. In hindsight, Prawda laments the "phasing out" of Yiddish education in the Mexican schools, and that he never became fluent himself. Even so, he feels privileged to have had access to the work of great Yiddish...
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Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman z"l, Yiddish poet and educator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland.  This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Beyle Schaechter Gottesman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 26, 2012....
Topics: Yiddish language interview, Yiddish speaker, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Soviet Union,...
Hanan Bordin, the Yiddish language instructor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the author of several Yiddish textbooks, was interviewed by Marcy Blattner on July 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Hanan Bordin was born in Riga, Latvia, in the former Soviet Union. Hanan states that he heard Yiddish as a child, but did not speak it. When he arrived in Israel in 1978, he had a vocabulary of about one hundred words in Yiddish....
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Cecile Kuznitz is the Director of Jewish Studies at Bard College and an Assistant Professor of Jewish History at the college. In her interview she discusses growing up in Howard Beach, Queens, working at the YIVO Institute, her scholarship in the field of modern Jewish history, and her relationship to Yiddish. The interview begins with a discussion of Kuznitz’s family background. Three out of four of her grandparents were born in Eastern Europe. Kuznitz describes that she grew up in a...
Topics: National Yiddish Book Center, Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, Bard College, YIVO
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Abraham Lichtenbaum, Yiddish teacher and director of the IWO (the Argentinian YIVO, Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Yiddish Scientific Institute) in Buenos Aires, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 31, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Abraham was born in Argentina in 1943. His father came from Warsaw to Buenos Aires as an orphan in 1922. His mother came from Odessa with her family in 1907 or 1908. His maternal family was originally from Slutzk,...
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Andrei Malaev-Babel, theater director and grandson of writer Isaac Babel, was interviewed by David Schlitt on May 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Andrei begins his interview describing his childhood in Moscow, Russia as a member of a well-educated family that had great interest in the arts. When Andrei was born, his family moved to the suburbs of Moscow to a three-bedroom apartment in a five-story building. Andrei went to an English-language-focused school that...
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Sheva Zucker, Yiddishist and Yiddish teacher, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 17, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sheva Zucker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Reisterstown, Maryland, August 17, 2013. Video recording,...
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Alec Burko, a graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alec Burko Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12,...
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Polina Markovna Shepherd, Yiddish performer, composer, and choir leader, was interviewed by Ze'ev Duckworth on July 16, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Polina Markovna Shepherd Oral History Interview, interviewed by Ze'ev Duckworth, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish...
Topics: World War Two, Jewish education, Family traditions, Childhood, Yiddish language, song, singing,...
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Miriam Udel was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 16, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Miriam Udel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 16, 2013. Video recording,...
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Eugene Orenstein, Associate Professor Yiddish and Modern Jewish History at McGill University in Montreal, was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKanada on August 26, 2011. Eugene Orenstein begins his interview with an extremely detailed account of his parents’ life in Poland. The third son of Jewish immigrants, Eugene’s memory has captured many of the stories his parents told him growing up. Eugene carefully details the stories behind both his mother and father’s life, how they were...
Topics: Yiddish language, Jewish education, Yiddish around the world, Old Country, Eastern Europe, kheder,...
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Chana Mlotek, renowned musicologist and folklorist specializing in Yiddish music, theatre, and poetry, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1922, Eleanor “Chana” Gordon and her older sister Malka grew up in the Sholem Aleichem Amalgamated Homes in the Bronx where they were immersed in Yiddish language and culture. Their father was an amateur actor who instilled a love for Yiddish music...
Topics: Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish revival and activism, Yiddish speaker, Yiddish scene,...
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Marc Caplan- Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 20, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Washington, D.C. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Marc Caplan Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral...
Topics: Yiddish language interview, Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, United States,...
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Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Troim was born to Menke and his then wife Chaske, herself a poet. Her mother, she says, was utterly devoted to Menke, while he lived as a bachelor away from his family. Troim was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents. It was her grandmother, and not her famous father, who encouraged her love of Yiddish literature. Troim describes the two different...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Paula Teitelbaum was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 28th, 2010 in the Catskill Mountains of New York. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Paula was born in Poland after World War II to parents who had fled to the USSR during the Nazi invasion. She attended a Jewish school that taught Yiddish as a foreign language and performed in Yiddish language plays that retold the history of the USSR. She also attended lectures in Yiddish with her father and Jewish summer camps. Although she...
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Benzion Miller, world-renowned Hassidic cantor and collector and composer of nigunim (wordless melodies), was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Borough Park, New York on June 6, 2012. Parts of this interview are in Yiddish. Benzion was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany. He was raised in a musical family - his father was also a cantor - in various neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York. He recalls listening to WEVD Yiddish radio with his parents and discusses his memories of the Brownsville...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Music, song,...
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Dan Opatoshu, grandson of Yiddish novelist and short story writer Yosef Opatoshu, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview:  Dan Opatoshu Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, CA, 12 March 2014. Video recording,...
Topics: Dan Opatoshu, Yosef Opatoshu, Joseph Opatoshu, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood,...
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Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal). He was involved in BBYO and attended the B’nai Brith camp for over...
Topics: National Yiddish Book Center, Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, Literature,...
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Fyvush Finkel, z"l, comedian, actor, and singer, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 23, 2014 in New York, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: https:// www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Fyvush Finkel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, October 23, 2014....
Topics: Advice, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Coming back to Yiddish, Yiddish scene,...
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Christian Dawid is a musician who grew up in Bremen, Germany. His mother was born in 1942 in Eastern Prussia, and was educated to become a teacher, but later became a sculpterist. His father, born in 1937 in Bremen, Germany, was a Protestant pastor. Growing up Christian was not exposed to Jewish culture, as he explains that Bremen had a very small Jewish population, and an even smaller display of Jewish public life. His only knowledge of Jewish culture came from his father’s interest in...
Topics: Advice, Childhood, Music, Ethnography, Career and Professional Life, Holocaust, Transmission...
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Tal Hever-Chybowski, now director of the Paris Yiddish Center Medem Library, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 08, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tal Hever-Chybowski, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Berlin, Germany, February 08, 2014....
Topics: Berlin, Neukolln, Paris, Jerusalem, Vilnius, Vilna, Ukraine, Naborski, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, Advice,...
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Aron Gonshor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon and actor with Montreal’s Dora Wasserman’s Yiddish Theatre, was interviewed by Sara Israel on December 15, 2011 at the Montreal Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Aron starts the interview by discussing his family background. He was born in Poland after WWII and his family immigrated to Montreal in 1948 after Canada’s immigration policy became more liberal. Aron goes on to describe growing up in Montreal’s flourishing...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Hershl Paul Glasser was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hershl Paul Glasser Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Washington, D.C, December 18, 2011. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish language interview, Advice, Family history and stories re. ancestors, Childhood, Jewish...
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Jack Kugelmass, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, remembers his parents speaking "kitchen Yiddish," Yiddish phrases, as a child growing up in Montreal, Canada. He speaks fondly of his grandmother, who was both a Yiddish speaker and an intellectually engaged leader in his family and discusses the cultural ties between Canadian Jewry living in Montreal. He discussed the current challenges to Yiddish and Jewish studies...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, Jewish Community of...
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Henry Sapoznik was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 20, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Henry Sapoznik Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 20, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/HenrySapoznik20march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
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Miriam Bienstock, co-founder of the record label Atlantic Records, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She often frequented the Yiddish theatre, and Yiddishkeyt was an integral part of her childhood experience. Miriam reflects on the difficulties of being a female executive in the 40s and 50s, and tells stories of the celebrities she was friends with over her lifetime. Finally, Miriam shares her observations on how Jewish culture has changed over her lifetime. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, Advice, Family...
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Chana Szlang Gonshor was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik and Anna Gonshor on December 14, 2011 at the Montreal Jewish Public Library. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Chana Szlang Gonshor was born into a poor Jewish home in Warsaw in 1919 and was mostly raised by her grandparents. She attended Bundist and Labor Zionist elementary schools which taught every subject, other than Polish, in Yiddish. She spent much of her formative years in the Bundist Medem Sanatorium and is one of the last two...
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Martha Ackelberg’s family history pours out of her in meticulous detail as she explains that her maternal grandmother was born in the United States, her maternal grandfather was from Galicia, and her paternal grandfather was from the Ukraine. She explains how Daniel Mendelsohn’s book “The Lost” prompted the emergence of her family’s history, leaving her able to share what she does at the start of the interview. Following a detailed explanation of her lineage, Martha dives into her...
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Gella Schweid Fishman, Yiddish teacher, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 24, 2016 in the Bronx, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Gella Schweid Fishman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Bronx, New York , May 24, 2016 . (https://archive.org/details/GellaSchweidFishman24May2016YiddishBookCenter) ([date accessed])
Topics: Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, song, singing,...
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Marcin Wodzinski was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 30, 2013 at Wroclaw University, Poland. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marcin Wodzinski Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Wroclaw University, Poland, April 30, 2013. Video recording:...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Diane Cypkin, a performer and professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts at Pace University, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 8, 2013, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Diane describes her parents’ lives in Lithuania and the vibrancy of pre-war Jewish life in Kovno (modern-day Kaunas). When the Soviets invaded Lithuania as part of their agreement with Nazi Germany, Diane’s father, a manufacturer of children’s clothing, conspired with his own workers...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Professor Jean Baumgarten is the Director of Research at Centre de Recherches Historiques in Paris, France. This interview took place at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 2010. Professor Baumgartenâs family traces its origins back to the Alsace region; he comes from a family of horse dealers and leather merchants. His family came to Paris in the 19th Century. Baumgarten grew up in what he described as an assimilated family. He was not involved...
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Liba Augenfeld- Vilna-native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Liba Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2012. Video...
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Elissa Kraemer discusses her Jewish background and upbringing in Jacksonville Florida, as well as her experiences attending a Jewish day school and a secular middle school. She speaks about her internship experience, her Jewish identity, experiences in Israel and her developing Yiddish education. To cite this interview: Elissa Kraemer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hadas Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 6,...
Topics: jewish identity, jewish upbringing, jewish day school, horseback riding, israel, jewish life in...
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Moshe Kraus, Holocaust survivor and first chief cantor of the Israel Defense Forces, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 4th, 2016, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Moshe Kraus Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 4, 2016....
Topics: Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish speaker, Music, song, singing, Career and Professional...
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Anna Gonshor, Faculty Lecturer of Yiddish Studies at McGill University and Montreal-based Yiddish activist, was interviewed by Sara Israel on December 13, 2011 at the Montreal Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Professor Gonshor begins the interview discussing her family background. She was born in 1949 in Paris, France, and in 1950 her family immigrated to Montreal, where she grew up. She talks at length about her mother, a Yiddish teacher, and her father, a factory worker, who...
Topics: Yiddish scene, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Literature, Books, Career and Professional Life,...
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Henryk Robak was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 29, 2013 in Wroclaw, Poland.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Henryk Robak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Wroclaw, Poland, April 29, 2013. Video recording: https://archive.org/details/HenrykRobak29Apr2013YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Topics: Henryk Robak, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poland, Emanuel Ringelblum, Communism, World War Two, Family...
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Isabel Belarky, daughter of singer Sidor Belarsky, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on April 8, 2011 in Brighton Beach, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Isabel Belarsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York, NY, April 8, 2011. Video recording, [URL of interview] ([date accessed])
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Yiddish scene, Immigration, Migration, Theater,...
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Linda Gritz, medical writer, grew up in the Bronx. Her father was born in a town outside of Warsaw, and came to the U.S. at age 10, just two years before the Nazi invasion. He became an American immediately, learning English within three months and rebelling from his orthodox family by refusing to be bar mitzvah-ed, and making the switch from soccer to stickball. Her mother was born in New York, though her parents were from Lodz. Linda grew up in the Bronx, in a predominantly Jewish...
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Dana Szeflan-Bell, child survivor of the Holocaust and native of Warsaw, Poland, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dana begins her interview with detailed descriptions of her family and their lives in Poland prior to WWII. After the war they settled in Montreal. She recalls her grandparents’ professions and their sophisticated lifestyles. She also discusses stories her parents shared with her growing up; stories of happy...
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Bel Kaufman, z"l, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and author of award-winning novels, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 1st, 2014, in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Bel Kaufman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, April 1, 2014....
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Sasha talks about the challenges of growing up in a family with traditional Jewish and particular "Lansky-style" practices-- eating kosher, not watching TV, observing the Sabbath and Jewish holidays-- in an area (Holyoke and Amherst, MA) where there are few peers she could relate to. She describes her continuing quest for a Jewish community, and how she hopes to find one as she goes off to college next year. Her participation in Hazon, a Jewish Environmental Program, allowed her to...
Topics: Sunday, Jewish home, Jewish traditions, Jewish culture, kosher, shabbes, Yiddish, American...
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Arturo Kerbel-Shein, Yiddish language activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 16, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Arturo grew up in a suburb of Mexico City in a heavily culturally-oriented Jewish home. His family has been in Mexico for several generations and is a part of the vibrant Mexican Jewish community which he describes in his interview. Arturo's first brush with Yiddish activism came at the age of 12, when he...
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Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin, master teacher at the Workmen's Circle, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 25, 2011 at KlezKanada. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Kolya spent the first thirty years of his life in Birobidzhan, a Jewish Autonomous region in Siberia created as a result of Stalin's nationality policy. Jews in this region were free to pursue secular Yiddish culture, thereby retaining some aspects of Jewish culture without challenging the Soviet Union's official policies of...
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Mark Gerstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 5, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mark Gerstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 5, 2012. Video recording,...
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood,...
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Hershl Hartman, native Yiddish speaker and educational director at the Sholem Community in California, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 at Workmen's Circle Los Angeles. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hershl Hartman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Workmen's Circle Los Angeles,...
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Nora Feinstein, 2010 participant in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nora grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Reform Jewish life. National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) was a defining aspect of her high school life. She describes herself as a “Jewish life dork” in high school. Through NFTY (pronounced “nifty”), she realized it could...
Topics: Denominationalism, Reform Judaism, Baltimore Jewish Community, Jewish Theological Seminary,...
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Ari Greenberg, a past intern at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses his Jewish background: from his grandparent's involvement in Marxist-Zionist organizations to Jewish Environmentalism at Adamah. Elaborating on the language learning process, Greenberg shares his feelings about the challenges of learning Yiddish and defining his Jewish identity. To cite this interview: Ari Greenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hada Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin...
Topics: Jewish Environmentalism, Adamah, Yiddish in Leftist Circles, Studying Yiddish, Jewish Identity,...
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Emile Karafiol, attorney, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Emile Karafiol Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, Illinois, December 14, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/EmileKarafiol14december2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work. Lili's father was a...
Topics: Antwerp, Belgium, Amherst, Massachusetts, Poland, Holocaust, France, Cuba, Jewish Identity, Shomer...
Penina Glazer, long-time board member at the Yiddish Book Center and professor emerita of History at Hampshire College, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 16, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Penina begins by speaking about her family's life in Eastern Europe and their journey to the United States. Her mother, from Belarus, was the daughter of a shoykhet (kosher butcher). Penina tells the story of how her grandfather became a shoykhet by convincing the rabbonim...
Topics: Brooklyn, Zionism, 1930s, Depression, Aliyah, Farms, Kibbutz, Co-op, New Jersey, New Deal,...
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Joshua Lambert was interviewed by Jessica Parker on November 28, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Joshua Lambert Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 28, 2012. Video recording,...
Topics: National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Joshua Lambert,...
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Moishe Dolman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Moishe Dolman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, July 10, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/MoisheDolman10july2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date...
Topics: Moishe Dolman, Canada, Montreal, Yidishe Folks Shule, Jewish People's School, 1960s, Montreal...
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Shimon Alperovitch, z"l, head of the Jewish community in Vilnius, Lithuania, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 31, 2012 in Vilnius. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Shimon Alperovitch was born in Vilna in 1928, during the Polish occupation of Lita. His mother came from a prominent Jewish family in Lita (Lithuania) called Strashun. Some of Shimon's ancestors were renowned rabbis, mentioned in the German Jewish encyclopedia, Brockhaus. There is a library named after the...
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David Botwinik was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on December 13, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Botwink Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 13, 2011. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish language interview, Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History...
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Theodore (Theo) Bikel - z"l, distinguished folk singer and actor - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit:  http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story      To cite this interview: Theodore Bikel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, KlezKanada, August 26, 2011....
Topics: Advice, Family history and stories re. ancestors, Childhood, Yiddish revival and activism,...
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Professor Israel Bartal was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. Professor Israel Bartal's interview begins with a detailed description of his lineage, including the story of his family's arrival in Palestine from small, Galician shtetls in southeastern Poland (now western Ukraine). Bartal dives deeply into his childhood, providing an elaborately detailed description of his life growing up in a Yiddish-speaking...
Topics: Advice, Family history and stories re. ancestors, Family history, stories about ancestors,...
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Charles Corfield begins his interview with a briefing on his limited knowledge of his family's lineage. With two parents from Wales, Charles remembers his life in the newly developed, liberal democratic, and diverse town of Win Garden City in the United Kingdom. His life growing up was very secular, and he remembers the tolerance of his community. He reminisces about how the town's shul was built next to the Friend's meeting house, as one of many examples of his town's common ongoings. Charles...
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Bella Bryks-Klein, daughter of the Yiddish writer Rachmil Bryks, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 25, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Learn more about Rachmil Bryks and view highlights from Bella's interview about him at: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/bella-bryks-klein-her-father-yiddish-writer-rachmil-bryks To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bella Bryks-Klein Oral History Interview,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Jack "Jackie" Mendelson, New York Cantor and recording artist, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 21, 2014 at KlezKanada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Jack "Jackie" Mendelson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada , August...
Topics: Hebrew, Music, Klezmer, song, singing, Radio, Jewish education, Religion and ritual, Synagogue,...
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Professor Yechiel Szeintuch, scholar of Yiddish literature, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 17, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Professor Yechiel Szeintuch Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Jerusalem, Israel, June 17, 2014....
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
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Ber Kotlerman, native Yiddish speaker from Birobidzhan and professor of Yiddish language and literature at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on June 27, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. He discussed his personal history of growing up in Birobidzhan, studying in Moscow, and moving to Israel as a result of his Yiddish studies and how his interest in Yiddish carried him through a variety of careers. Additionally, he discussed his identity and how his extremely diverse...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Michael Wex was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 29, 2010. Michael Wex’s interview takes us through a beautifully detailed and often funny telling of his life growing up in Canada, his time spent studying medieval literature, and how his interests eventually led him to write “Born to Kvetch.” The interview begins with Michael’s detailed family history that he dates back to his grandfather’s grandfather, a famous Hasidic rebbe in Poland. He then...
Topics: Michael Wex, KlezKamp, Born to Kvetch, Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler...
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Helena Lipstadt, poet and garden designer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 19, 2013 in Hollywood, CA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Helena Lipstadt Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Hollywood, CA, February 19, 2013. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Eli Kwartler was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 4, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eli Kwartler Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 4, 2012. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Tony Michels was interviewed by Allie Brudney on March 21, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tony Michaels Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 21, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/TonyMichels21march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Bernard Hammer was interviewed on December 12, 2012 in Chicago, IL by Christa Whitney. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bernard Hammer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, IL, December 12, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/BernardHammer12december2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Yiddish language, Post-vernacular uses...
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Professor Chava Turniansky, Professor Emeritus of Yiddish literature at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 17, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit:  www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Chava Turniansky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Jerusalem, Israel, June 17, 2014....
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...